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Capsaicin

An active constituent of cayenne pepper with excitatory and desensitizing effects on a subset of primary afferent sensory neurons.

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Synonym(s):
Capsaicin, [(E)-N-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)methyl]-8-methyl-6-nonenamide
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C18H27NO3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
305.41
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.77

Quality Level

assay

≥98% (TLC)

form

solid

manufacturer/tradename

Calbiochem®

storage condition

OK to freeze

color

off-white

solubility

ethanol: 5 mg/mL

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

10-30°C

InChI

1S/C18H27NO3/c1-14(2)8-6-4-5-7-9-18(21)19-13-15-10-11-16(20)17(12-15)22-3/h6,8,10-12,14,20H,4-5,7,9,13H2,1-3H3,(H,19,21)/b8-6+

InChI key

YKPUWZUDDOIDPM-SOFGYWHQSA-N

General description

An active constituent of cayenne pepper with excitatory and desensitizing effects on a subset of primary afferent sensory neurons. An antagonist of acetylcholine-induced responses in rat PC12 cells. Exhibits anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects. Inhibits NF-κB activation by TNF. Reversibly inhibits platelet aggregation.
An active constituent of cayenne pepper. Has excitatory and desensitizing effects on a subset of primary afferent sensory neurons. An antagonist of acetylcholine-induced respones in rat pheochromocytoma cells. Exhibits antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects. Inhibits NF-κB activation by TNF. Reversibly inhibits platelet aggregation.

Warning

Toxicity: Toxic (F)

Reconstitution

Following reconstitution, aliquot and freeze (-20°C). Stock solutions are stable for up to 2 months at -20°C.

Other Notes

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Legal Information

CALBIOCHEM is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 2 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT SE 3

target_organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class

6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

wgk_germany

WGK 3

flash_point_f

235.4 °F - closed cup

flash_point_c

113 °C - closed cup


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